Notes

Introduction Postlanding, if emergency egress through the side hatch is impossible, the crew uses the secondary route, which is via the escape panel at window 8 (figure 3.4-1). To use this secondary route, crewmembers Jettison the escape panel using the panel pyrotechnic system as described in subsection Escape panel jettison. Attach to a sky genie (see next section). Climb out window 8 using MS2's seat. Descend the starboard side of the orbiter. Panel The pyrotechnic system for jettisoning the...

Hatch egress slide descent

All crewmembers egress through the side hatch as follows Note There is a two-person load limit on the side hatch (including person on the slide). *On recumbent mission, MS2 deploys slide while MS3 assists long-duration crewmembers. a. Crawl onto the side hatch and descend slide feet Keep legs and feet slightly apart and toes Keep hands at side of body to aid balance. Lean back with weight off heels. Be prepared to stand and move away on Use forward momentum to assist in standing. Move crosswind...

Bailout Cdrplt Cont

Release seat restraints by turning rotary Expose and extend D-ring and bridle for pole hookup on right parachute riser. CDR gives command to MS3 to jettison side hatch by pulling hatch jettison T-handle. Release communications quick disconnect. Pull g-suit clip (only if returning from orbit Release orbiter oxygen quick disconnect. All crewmembers leave seats and move to 1. Pull snap hook from pole magazine. Parachute The table below gives the time altitude and action during the parachute...

Test Mode

The suit controller has the two following means of testing ACES inflation 1. Dial-to-Test feature - When the knurled knob in the center of the controller is turned CW approximately one rotation, it closes the primary valve assembly regardless of altitude. If the helmet visor is closed and locked, crewmember exhalation inflates the suit bladder 3.5 psi. Once inflated this way, the suit bladder remains inflated even if the visor is later opened until the knob is turned one full turn CCW. 2....

Bailout

The prescribed order of bailout will be 1 Attach D-ring on parachute riser to snap hook on lanyard before releasing snap hook from magazine . 2 Release lanyard from magazine. 4 Bail out, forcibly rolling out of hatch remaining tucked. Mode 8 bailout Figure 4.7-1 shows the CDR PLT and MS versions of the Mode 8 bailout cue REPORT POSITION MACH lt .95, OPS 305 603 SB - AUTO BF - AUTO FLY 185-195 KEAS, F 0o ABORT MODE - ATO ABORT PBI - PUSH P,R Y - AUTO FLT CNTLR PWR two - OFF 50K FT TABS - RELEASE...

Warning

Shuttle Side Hatch

The cabin vent pyros are an ignition source in the payload bay and should not be used for postlanding egress. The pyrotechnics associated with the hatch include Four linear-shaped charges two per hinge for redundancy to sever the hinges. Two redundant expanding tube assemblies to sever the 70 frangible bolts holding the hatch adapter ring to the orbiter. Three partially redundant thruster packs to separate the hatch from the orbiter at a velocity of approx. 45 ft sec. Note The hatch jettison...

Bailout Cdrplt

Contact Houston with TACAN radial and DME, altitude, heading, and indicated When M lt .95, using PASS keyboard Press AUTO pushbutton indicators for both Stabilize airspeed between l85 and 195 with Press pitch, roll, and yaw pushbutton indicators to hold attitude and airspeed . switches to OFF disables rotational hand controllers to prevent accidental inputs Activate emergency oxygen by pulling Note Ensure green apple pulled full travel. CDR gives command to MS3 to vent cabin Mode 8 bailout cue...

Procedure

Pilot Chute Drogue

Squeeze the top and bottom together on the lower attach fitting female portion . Insert upper male fitting and snap into place. Verify proper connection no red mark seen in Two ejector snaps see illustration below Are the lower parachute attach points on the harness. Connect to the lower parachute attach fittings. Have soft dock position and locked position see below . The parachutes, risers, and associated items. The Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking SARSAT radio beacon. A small,...

R

All the way out without --IT Grab the handhold above the hatch tunnel swing legs out and descend the slide feet first. Have legs and feet slightly apart and toes pointed up. Put hands at side of body to aid balance. Lean back with weight off heels. Prepare to stand when reaching bottom.